When did you get your first period? Teens with a uterus usually start their first period around the ages of 10-15. Although some young menstruators will be educated on what to expect before and during their period, there are many young teens who won’t.

The shocking truth is that in some countries nearly half of the people getting their period for the first time don’t know what is happening to them. With 60% feeling scared, 58% feeling embarrassed and nearly half saying they didn’t feel confident enough to tell anyone about it.

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Period Power: Education and Periods In Australia and New Zealand
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According to Homelessness Australia who used census data from 2011, approximately 105,000 people, or one in 200 Australians, are homeless. 44 percent of these people are female.

If you do the maths, that’s a lot of people who menstruate sleeping rough tonight who don’t have access to safe, clean menstrual products, bathrooms and other basic needs.

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Period Power: Homelessness and Periods In Australia
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